May 8 — Sharon Lobel & People’s Choice Competition

Sharon Lobel spe­cial­izes in land­scape, nature, and wildlife pho­tog­ra­phy. With SLP signature Sharon_Lobel_Custom_300dpiDon’t let her city girl looks fool you.  She would rather­pitch a tent and hang out on the side of a moun­tain than go shop­ping any day.  In her exten­sive trav­els she has expe­ri­enced adven­ture through­out Africa, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and the United States.

She will be shar­ing with us her inspi­ra­tion and her process for turn­ing time, explo­ration, and beau­ti­ful images of the nat­ural world into income.

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Sharon is a mul­ti­ple award win­ner with Pro­fes­sional Pho­tog­ra­phers of Los Ange­les County, (PPLAC), and in 2011 earned both the Nature & Land­scape Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year and Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year.  Sharon is also a mul­ti­ple award win­ner in the Pro­fes­sional Pho­tog­ra­phers of Cal­i­for­nia, (PPC) print com­pe­ti­tions and serves on the State Board as Secretary.  Recently hon­ored at Imag­ing USA in Phoenix, Ari­zona by the Pro­fes­sional Pho­tog­ra­phers of Amer­ica Sharon received a Sil­ver Medal for her 2013 entry in the Inter­na­tional Print Competition.


Bleeding Hearts

                  “LIFE isn’t about find­ing yourself….     

LIFE is about cre­at­ing yourself!”

        George Bernard Shaw







Fri­day, 9 MAY   9 AM – 4 PM

        2013 PPA Dia­mond Photographer

          Karen Naka­mura, M.Photog

 Karen will show us how she cre­ates the flo­ral art that gar­nered her four Inter­na­tional Imag­in­ing Com­pe­ti­tion Loan Col­lec­tion images in 2013.



In her work­shop she will start us at the very begin­ning as we use our cam­eras and      tripods to cap­ture the images we will manip­u­late in Pho­to­shop using lay­ers and tex­tures to cre­ate beau­ti­ful com­pos­ite images.


For the work­shop you will need your cam­era, tri­pod, and com­puter with Photoshop.






This all-day PPA sup­ported intermediate-level work­shop will be held at Lily Dong’s new stu­dio in Lafayette from 9 AM – 4 PM.






Atten­dance is lim­ited so reg­is­ter early.  $99/NCPP & PPA Members;$120/non-PPA mem­bers.  You can earn one PPA merit for participation.

Send check to: NCPP, Michael McNa­mara, 5177 Rain Cloud Dr., El Sobrante, CA 94803–2631 along with con­tact infor­ma­tion and your PPA mem­ber­ship number.

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   Ques­tions: Lisa Dun­can @ 925.708.8936 or email with questions.